Pressure is mounting on local and national officials to get kids back into schools, even as the COVID-19 pandemic shows no signs of abating. In Minnesota, the Republican-controlled state senate has refused to provide enough resources for schools to reopen safely. But they are nonetheless insisting that Tim Walz, the state’s Democratic governor, open them up anyway. 

This conforms with the Trump Administration’s approach to school reopening and coronavirus mitigation plans. Recent news reports have detailed how senior White House officials “pressured the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this summer to play down the risk of sending children back to school.”

Now, educators across the country are pushing back. 

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